CDC Reduces Recommended Quarantine for COVID Exposures
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised its previous guidelines for people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus and now is the time to recognize these changes and decide how you as an employer will choose to implement the changes listed below!
•People-excluding individuals who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months (who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19) are advised to quarantine. (Previously the CDC recommended a 14-day quarantine for those potentially exposed.)
•Exposure warrants a quarantine of 10 or seven days, depending on one’s test results and symptoms. If individuals do not develop symptoms, they need only quarantine for 10 days; if they test negative, that period can be reduced to just 7 days.
Employers who chose to adopt this change should update COVID-19 related leave and return to work forms and policies as soon as possible!